Udinese defender Danilo sentenced to year in jail

Udinese defender Danilo has been found guilty of racist abuse in Brazil and sentenced to a year in jail.

Udinese defender Danilo has been found guilty of racist abuse in Brazil and sentenced to a year in jail.

The incident occurred during the 2010 Copa do Brasil when he was playing for Palmeiras. A Brazilian court found Danilo guilty of spitting in the face of Atletico Paranaense player Manoel and calling him a “*****.”

The 28-year-old was handed the sentence by the Sao Paolo Criminal Court today, but he is expected to have the punishment reduced to a €127,000 fine on appeal.

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